How To Find Planets in the Night Sky?

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar 2023-03-28,14:09:06 news

5 Planets Alignment

On Tuesday, March 28, five planets that will be visible in the night sky are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus.

Identifying Planets

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are the five brightest planets in our night sky and, therefore easily observable.

No Fixed Time of Visibility

Planets move around the Sun at different rates and the Earth moves around the Sun, so the combination of these movements means we see planets in the night sky

Difference Between Planets and Stars

The easiest way to pick out planets is to remember this quick rule of thumb: stars twinkle and planets don’t.

Planets Have Different Colours

Mercury is white-ish, Venus is bright white, Mars is a rust-orange, Jupiter is light tan and Saturn is a yellow-ish tan colour.

How To Know Which Planets Are Visible Tonight?

You can followonline resources like NASA, that help you know what’s visible in your sky tonight.

Where To Look for the Planets?

You have to take the time of the rising and setting of the Sun into account for the specific location of planets.

Stargazing Apps

Google Sky, SkySafari, International Space Station are some of the most renowned apps for spotting planets, stars etc.

What time to look?

Most of the planets are most visible as the sky gets dark (dusk) or as the sky begins to brighten again (dawn).

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